Nashik is an imperative part of Maharashtra. It is an old city, stuffed with contrasting tourist attractions and allures. Head off to this quaint city to relax and rejuvenate exploring its attractions and leaving all the tension behind.
Nashik is the administrative headquarter of the eponymous district and the third biggest city of Maharashtra. It is likewise the fourth quickest developing city of India and inconceivably popular among backpackers and explorers for its temperate climate, impeccable cleanliness and picture perfect surroundings. Obviously, it is a pearl in the crown of Maharashtra. The city is popular for its various aspects; it is a shopping center, a pilgrimage, large hub of industrialization, education, and a genuine natural wonder for the eyes. The city is surely understood for a significant number of its specialties among the successive guests. Named after a relic connected with Ramayana, it thrived in the banks of Godavari River.
The city is home to a lot of intriguing sanctuaries and about-faces in history as the spot where Ravana’s sister, Surpanakha, attempted to entice Lord Rama and got her nose cut off by Lakshmana all the while. The religious importance of the city doesn’t end there and today, also hosts thousands of pilgrims visiting holy places like Shirdi and Trimbakeshwar. However, the fact that Nashik plays host to the famous Kumbh Mela every 12 years, is simply unbeatable. Additionally, forts, waterfalls and vineyards also constitute the region and are the attractions to look out for. With multiple vineyards present in Nashik, most popular being Sula, today, the wine-tourism industry is mushrooming in this part of Maharashtra.
Nashik is well-known for its sumptuous Maharashtrian food with some foreign influence from Rajasthan, Khandesh, and Gujarat. Backpackers, so who are keen enough to try the local savories, it is certain that their tour will be nothing less than a gastronomic experience.
The nearest International Airport is Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, about three and a half hour drive from Nashik. The airport is well-connected to a range of urban areas by means of all major air carriers. Delhi to Nasik flights, Bangalore to Nashik flights, Jaipur to Nashik flights, etc. being the popular ones.
Take some time out and visit Sula vineyards. It is more of an unofficial emblem of the city and an Indian winery. It was the valley’s first business winery and is spread over more than 160 acres. You can go for a trek through the winery and do wine tasting in these vineyards situated in the midst of the verdant hills of the region. It is the nation’s biggest wine grape developing winery.
Mukti dham is yet another place that you might like to visit. It is situated on Nashik Road, and is a temple where many hindu divine gods and deities are worshiped. The everyday maintenance is carried on by a private trust. You will find all the 18 parts of Bhagavad Gita carved on the temple wall.
Situated close to the city center, Pandavleni Caves is yet an attraction that is a prerequisite if you want to get a wholesome holiday experience in Nashik. These are captivating old caves with outstandingly carved gateways and fascinating sculptures, which are more than 450 years of age. The location of the caves is on the Trivashmi hills, and it is minks used to live in these caves several decades ago.